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Scottsdale Fire hosting annual toy drive

Scottsdale Fire is now accepting unwrapped toys and gift cards through Dec. 20 at SFD fire stations and headquarters. Visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov; search “station locations.” "These …

Water fitness classes offered at Valley of the Sun JCC in Scottsdale

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, offers different types of water fitness classes year-round in their heated, outdoor pools. JCC classes include …

Scottsdale real estate firm hires former MLB pitcher as agent

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty announces former professional baseball player Ian Gardeck as the newest addition to its Camelback Tower office, 6900 E. Camelback Road, suite 110. …

Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable notes meeting, speaker

The Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable will host historian Cory Pfarr 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Copper Auditorium located on the lower level of the Civic Center branch of the Scottsdale Public …

Breakfast Kitchen Bar finds new home in North Scottsdale

Breakfast Kitchen Bar has unveiled its new location at 15600 N. Hayden Road, building B, extending its daily hours from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   "Our new North Scottsdale location is …


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Scottsdale Gallery Association announces Scottsdazzle-themed ArtWalk

The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts a spirited Gold Palette ArtWalk with a Scottsdazzle spin 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — along Main Street from …

Make an impact this Giving Tuesday, November 28

Whether it’s your favorite animal rescue, food bank or children and family services organization, everyone has a charitable cause close to their hearts. This Giving Tuesday is a perfect time to …

Fentanyl crisis symposium to be held in Scottsdale

The Sold Out Youth Foundation, a 501 C(3) nonprofit organization led by CEO Roman Gabriel, announces a Fentanyl Crisis Saving Lives Symposium, presented by Bell Bank, to be held 8-11 a.m. Monday, …

Restoration: Tattoos removed from sex trafficking survivors

SCOTTSDALE — Gina Jernukian was working part time when she began to notice something in her tattoo studio that made her uneasy. “I started having strange tattoos and strange men in …
Holiday Dogs

Plan before getting a dog for Christmas

The image of a beautiful, perfectly coiffed puppy emerging from a box wrapped in Christmas paper to the delight of children and parents is a tempting one — and one animal experts say should be avoided.

Western Trails Ranch in Morristown, nonprofits gear up for Christmas Charity

Dillon’s Kansas City BBQ at Western Trails Ranch in Morristown and multiple local businesses are gearing up for the 4th annual A Very Merry Christmas with Santa charity event.
real estate

Class action lawsuit could change how homes are bought, sold

A federal jury last month in a Missouri class action lawsuit ruled the National Association of Realtors and other big real estate brokerages conspired to artificially inflate commissions. Home …

Desert Edge football drives to state title game in final minutes

Junior quarterback Hezekiah "Buddha" Millender dove into the end zone from two yards out with 29 seconds left, then ran in the two-point conversion. Senior defensive end Deshawn Warner finished the semifinal with a sack of Jase Ashley and the Scorpions won the physical matchup 18-15.
Scottsdale Opinions with Civility
Betty Janik (Submitted image)

Janik: I am thankful for the people of Scottsdale

This is the perfect time of year to reflect on all the things for which we are grateful. I am grateful for the wonderful staff, hundreds of dedicated volunteers and our thoughtful citizens. We …
Scott Appelman (Submitted photo)

Appelman: Scottsdale is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts

Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale offers a breathtaking canvas for outdoor enthusiasts. Known for its stunning desert landscapes, vibrant flora and fauna, and an array of …
John Kavanagh (Submitted photo)

Kavanagh: Arizona Families Tax Rebate is on the way

As we end a year that was economically challenging for many Arizonans, I'm writing to inform families that in the coming weeks, thousands can expect up to $750 in one-time checks and direct deposits, …
Kathy Wiebke (Submitted photo)

Wiebke: Thank you for supporting our schools

Roughly half of Maricopa County saw their school override and bond initiatives fail on Tuesday night. In a state that ranks as one of the lowest, if not the lowest, in per pupil funding in the …
Joe Smyth

Smyth: Fixing Arizona's broken primaries

Astoundingly, as few as 8% of registered voters effectively controlled the election of eight of Arizona’s nine members of Congress in 2022.  Eight out of nine! That’s because …
Shea Najafi (Submitted photo)

Najafi: Curious about how an all-mail election works?

Especially with the upcoming Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) budget override vote, it's essential to know what's what to be sure we renew vital funding to our public schools.  So, …
Calendar of events

BBB launches JROTC scholarship throughout Maricopa County

In its sixth year, Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest has partnered with Salt River Project to launch the BBB Ethical Cadet Scholarship.
Scottsdale Community College is hosting Human Trafficking Awareness Week Nov. 14-16 to educate the public, especially students and educators, about the signs, consequences and different forms of human trafficking. 

Scottsdale Community College hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Week

Scottsdale Community College is hosting Human Trafficking Awareness Week Nov. 14-16, to educate the public, especially students and educators, about the signs, consequences and different forms of …
Scottsdale-based Fiesta Bowl Charities continues to honor Arizona's educators by awarding a total of $1.25 million to 500 teachers statewide, including six teachers in Scottsdale, through the Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program.

Six Scottsdale teachers receive grants

In its annual tradition to honor, support and celebrate Arizona’s educators, Fiesta Bowl Charities has granted 500 teachers – including six Scottsdale teachers – with $2,500 each …
Horizon junior outside hitter Teraya Sigler prepares to serve during the 5A girls volleyball final Nov. 11 in Phoenix. Sigler led all players with 30 kills and 29 digs as Horizon just scraped by Millennium in five sets.

Horizon powers by Millennium in epic 5A volleyball final

PHOENIX - It looked like Millennium had finally worn Horizon out, winning the third and fourth sets  of a high level 5A volleyball final 25-10 and 25-17. Then the Tigers stormed out to  a 7-3 lead. But the Huskies had one last rally in them. And they had junior outside hitter Teraya Sigler.
Ten seniors at Notre Dame Prep participated in the NCAA National Signing Day ceremony Nov. 8 at the North Scottsdale Catholic High School.

Scottsdale student-athletes sign NCAA letters of intent

Notre Dame Preparatory High School, 9701 E. Bell Road, celebrated NCAA National Signing Day with ten seniors officially committing to take their talents to the collegiate level. The following …
Scottsdale Entertainment
“Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical” begins Dec. 8. Some of the cast include, standing from left, Kathi Osborne, Val Stasik, Lacey Dixon, Alex Palmatier and Jeffrey Middleton. Seated from left is Jay Melberg and Autumn Morgan. (Submitted by Fountain Hills Theater)

Fountain Hills Theater presents ‘Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical’

Fountain Hills Theater presents “Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical.” “Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical” is the first “TV Special” taped …
The Scottsdale Symphonic Orchestra

Scottsdale Symphonic Orchestra hosts ‘Holiday Cheer!’

The Scottsdale Symphonic Orchestra will present its first holiday performance, “Holiday Cheer!” 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., …
A 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Dubos coupe rolls across the 360 Stage at Scottsdale Civic Center during the 2023 Arizona Concours d’Elegance.

Arizona Concours d’Elegance returns to Scottsdale Civic Center

“The Art of Automotive Design” has been chosen as the theme for the next Arizona Concours d’Elegance, set for Jan. 21, 2024, at the newly renovated Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. …
“The Local German” by David Dauncey is acrylic on paper featured in the current exhibit at the Civic Center Public Gallery, "Home-ing." (Photo courtesy of Judith Ann Miller and David Dauncey)

‘Home-ing’ featured at Scottsdale Public Library

Located in the heart of the Civic Center Library in Scottsdale, a new art exhibition shared by married artists explores what “home” means to them. In their first-ever shared exhibit, …
Taliesin West announced the return of its biannual Discovery Day event Saturday, Dec. 9, offering visitors a discounted opportunity to dive into the realms of art, architecture and nature while exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio at their own pace.

Taliesin West’s Discovery Day returns to Scottsdale

Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., announced the return of its biannual Discovery Day event Saturday, Dec. 9, offering visitors a discounted opportunity to dive into the realms of art, …
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